Throughout the book, To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticas teaches his kids many valuable things. Atticas tells them to treat everybody the same, no matter what color or race that person is. Everybody is loved in God’s eyes.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticas teaches his kids to do the right thing. In one part of the book, he says “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (pg.33) Atticas teaches his kids by direction and by example. He conducts it with love and understanding. In another part of the book he says “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” In this quote, he is telling them not to hurt innocent people.
Not only does he teach Scout and Jem to do the right thing by direction, but by example also. The whole book is based on racism and how Atticas is defending an accused black man of doing something he didn’t do. Many people are racist and don’t like Atticas defending a black man, so they turn and say mean things to Scout and Jem. After being insulted about their dad defending a black man, Atticas tells them, “I do my best to love everybody…I’m hard put sometimes-- baby, it’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you. So don’t let Mrs.Dubose get you down. She has enough troubles of her own.” Atticas knows not only is it going to be hard for him, but hard for his kids as well. In another part of the book, Scout asks Atticas why is he defending a black man if he’s not supposed to be, and Atticas says, “ For a number of reasons. The main one is, if I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent this country in the legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again.” Atticas knows it’s not good to judge other people and he wants his kids to know it as well.
Throughout the book, To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticas teaches his kids many valuable things. Atticas tells them to treat everybody the same, no matter what color or race that person is. Everybody is loved in God’s eyes. Atticas displays a good figure throughout the book. Not only does he displays a good role model for his kids, he does for everyone else in the book.